Spring open farm days, workshops, awards, and more!
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And beyond that, we're excited about our great staff and the many systems and things that are starting to come together after years of... Read more
Many good things . . . and working to wrap up reward fulfillment!
Many things about this project have been slower than we'd planned, but I think we've also succeeded in many ways beyond our expectations at this point. Today the word went... Read more
News of the Farm and Fall Events
Hi, folks, we are closing in on fulfilling our remaining kickstarter rewards. I owe some t-shirts, some cheese and fancy cheese boards, a couple of dinners . . . we... Read more
You backed a winner!
So, as I mentioned in our last update, Matt and Kathryn went to Providence, RI for the American Cheese Society conference and cheese competition, where we entered 3 of our... Read more
99% of the way!
I am so excited to announce: we finally started moving cheese into the new caves 2 weeks ago! There have been a lot of challenges along the way,... Read more
Open Farm Day this Sunday April 12 from 1-5 pm
And here is more . . . in this season of kidding madness, training new employees, and restarting making cheese, I'm afraid computer time is terribly short. But I wanted... Read more
It's really something to see!
We're now in the season where we're not milking, and thus not making cheese. In some ways, things are a lot quieter. When we are "in milk", the farm is... Read more
Meditations on Christmas Night Amid the Quiet of the Farm
Christmas brings images and phrases that are so familiar in the songs that we sing and the story of the birth that so many people celebrate this evening. But most... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Open Farm Day!
Hey, folks, we'll be holding an open farm day this Sunday November 23, from 1-5 p.m. Pray for good weather! We can guarantee play time with adorable kid goats and... Read more
Digging In and Digging Out
Let's start with the great news . . . last week, we finally "dug in" and broke ground on the dairy addition that will become the cheese room! Here are... Read more
Why the Radio Silence?
Dear Wonderful Supporters,
So, y'all may have noticed that we've been awfully quiet lately, so I thought I'd explain what's been going on and ask for your indulgence . .... Read more
Hooray for Our Digital Barnraising! What's next?
Thanks to all of you, we did it: we raised the money that it will take to build the aging space onto our dairy! AND we kept going past that... Read more
Dazed, Giddy and Determined
Yes, that's us today . . . and very grateful to all of you. We're excited at the continued progress toward funding our addition of cows. And Triangle Business Journal... Read more
Hooray! Thanks to you we'll build our Aging Cave!
You are all so amazing . . . we just met our goal and will be able to do this project. We are so humbled by your generous support! We're working on... Read more
Woot! We're closing in!
Thanks to all you terrific supporters and a $.50 bonus match yesterday, we topped $41,000 this morning -- so we have less than $4,000 to go, and 44 hours to... Read more
New Rewards and Farmhand Tales
We just got new rewards at the $1000 level! Our super friends at the King's Daughters Inn have generously extended the "Destination Cheese" reward # 19, so now we can... Read more
Open Farm Day this Sunday May 18 from 1-5 pm
It's free, and great for families! You can play with the baby goats, meet the milkers, tour the dairy, taste cheese and cheesecakes, enjoy 95 beautiful acres . . .... Read more
What if you want multiple rewards or multiple dinner seats?
Several folks have asked. Just add up the pledge amount for all of the things you'd like, pledge that amount, select one of the rewards, and send me a Kickstarter... Read more
the promised land for goats
We put this year's babies in a woodland paddock for the first time today. Cate built the paddock, and as she did so ran into a snake that reared up... Read more
the romance of dairy life
Farmhand Tom Harper headed off to New York this morning to pick up his darling Clementine, who's moving down here to be with him, since he moved down here to... Read more
I had a question today at the farmers' market, about our Roof Party reward. They'll be on a weekend day, folks! I don't know what date yet, but a weekend... Read more
Things I love about our farmhands . . . first in a series
Things I love about our farmhands. ... Cate goes in to Babyland with no one around and bellows joyfully to the babies: "are you ready to rumble?!" And she leaves... Read more
Really Huge News . . . and an Open Farm Day Sunday May 18
Have a look at this week's news!
And a cute goatie pic for you:
Oh My Goodness -- cheese gossip
We got a call from an area chef (no, I can't tell which one) begging for some Hunkadora for this weekend since he'll be serving The Boss. Yes - Springsteen! ... Read more
Hooray for Halfway!
We're halfway to our goal . . . and thirteen days to go. We can do it! Please help us spread the word in your communities, by email, by facebook,... Read more
OK, we're a little giddy. Our Hunkadora cheese is off to New York this week, where it will be part of the dinner for the James Beard Foundation Book, Journalism... Read more
sweet article about our Open Farm Day
We had an amazing attendance at Sunday's Open Farm Day. While we didn't have someone sitting there with a clicker, the consensus among the *13* of us family, farmhands, friends,... Read more